Since the conception of her brand, in 2011, Hayley Hanson has produced her exceptional artisan range of products in her studio. A 5th generation farmer, with hides sourced from her own and other local farms, creating exciting and unique leather pieces has become Hayley’s passion. The only luxury brand in the world using leather from Wales, the attention to detail across the range speaks for itself.
Since 2016 Hayley has opened up her studio to other labels, producing leather goods for a select number of high profile clients, and now welcomes visitors over the Christmas season in her on farm pop up shop, where all are most welcome.
Born in the fertile and undulating slopes of Mid Wales, Hayley Hanson, as a brand, works on two sound principles: ‘Better not Bigger’ and ‘Grow where you are planted’, meaning to thrive in and celebrate your environment. Thanks to an entrepreneurial attitude and ability to adapt, the farm thrives under a blend of ultra-modern techniques and traditional touches, which are vibrantly reflected in the products Hayley so sympathetically creates. A passionate hater of waste (time, money and leftovers!), Hayley strives to use every last piece of leather or hide, right down to the hairs of the hide to a fly fishing charity, Fishing for Schools.
Mother of three wild and happy children, wife to a farmer, daughter to two farmers, Hayley is the first female in charge of the family farm, owned since 1909, but farmed for many years before, a true family farm, 100 rolling acres of Welsh country, interspersed with streams, springs, hedges and 400 year old oaks, the farm has been around since 1650, it is being quietly restored to its former glory, including an old stone barn at over 100 foot long, grazing cattle and growing grass, under the watchful eye of Bert, the cattle dog, and both the previous, and the next generation.